The offshore wind project DanTysk has achieved an important milestone, with the installation of the last of its 80 turbines.
The 288MW offshore wind farm, erected by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM), will have a production capacity equivalent to the consumption of up to 400,000 households.
The wind farm is located 70km west of the island of Sylt.
Around 80 Siemens wind turbines, each 3.6MW in class were built, with a maximum rotor tip height of just under 150m above sea level.
Vattenfall and SWM began constructing the first wind turbine in mid-April this year. Benign weather helped the companies install 80 turbines in approximately four months.
The wind project will be linked to the grid via the SylWin1 link.
The wind farm is located on a sprawling 70km² area in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on the border to Danish territorial waters.
In addition to its low greenhouse emissions, the farm can also produce power for 400,000 households.
Vattenfall's Continental/UK region renewables business unit head Gunnar Groebler said, "We are delighted that the 80 wind turbines in the DanTysk offshore wind farm could be set up so quickly. Additionally particularly positive is that the inter-array cable installation between the turbines and the offshore substation went smoothly."
Stadtwerke München Corporate Investment Management Christian Vogt said, "The erection of the last turbine in the DanTysk project could be completed as scheduled and is an important step on the way to the implementing of the whole wind farm.
"The successful construction progress on this project allows us to look forward to the next joint project "Sandbank" from SWM and Vattenfall which will be placed in the neighborhood."
DanTysk is a joint venture of Vattenfall (51%) and Stadtwerke München (49%).
Image: DanTysk offshore wind farm is located 70 km west of the island of Sylt. Photo: courtesy of Paul Langrock/Vatenfall.